Smart Stove Knob ‘Meld’ Replaces Sous Chef

Do you get frustrated when you cook a chicken and it turns out to be undercooked? What about when you cook pasta and the sauce is burnt and damages the bottom of your pot? Well, there's a smart knob, and app, for that to remedy those dire culinary issues. Meld, which was co-founded … [Read more...]

Where’s the Beef? McDonald’s Bigger Badder Burgers

McDonald's is continuing its initiative to revamp its image and cater to a wider audience. One of the ways it is doing so is by introducing larger sirloin burgers to its menu and respond to the age-old question that consumers have of, "Hey, where's the beef?" Fast-food juggernaut … [Read more...]

Payday Loan Lenders Watch Out, CFPB is After You

After talking the tough talk on the payday loan industry, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is now walking the tough walk after it released a series of rules for the sector. CFPB director Richard Cordray is scheduled to outline a proposed regulatory framework Thursday … [Read more...]

Burger King Cologne Will Have You Smelling Like a Whopper

April Fool's Day is upon us, a day when many newspapers, brands and companies pull pranks and jokes on an unsuspecting general public. Is the latest publicity stunt and public relations move from Burger King nothing but a prank? One of the most popular fast-food joints in the world … [Read more...]

Sony Unveils its Latest Cord-cutting Service ‘Vue’

Will conventional cable companies become extinct in the next several years? If the trend of cord-cutting expands and a greater number of organizations unleash streaming services then perhaps everything we know about the traditional television-viewing experience may become … [Read more...]

If You Don’t Mind Being Spied on Rent from Hertz

Would you rent a car if the company installed a camera on the dashboard facing the driver? If you happen to travel a lot and rent a great number of vehicles then you may have come across a recent addition from Hertz: a camera facing you. The latest trend for vehicle owners and car … [Read more...]

Periscope Web

Periscope is embracing professional streaming and expanding beyond amateur content shot on phones with its new Periscope Producer feature. It allows creators to generate a special URL that they can then stream to from a wide array of devices, including professional cameras, studio … [Read more...]

Russia’s Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate Amid Recession

The Russian central bank confirmed Friday that it has cut its key interest rate by one percentage point to 14 percent as part of efforts to stabilize and support the economy, which is in the midst of a horrific recession. In a statement (via the Associated Press), the Bank of … [Read more...]

Senator Schumer Warns Hackers Could Attack FAA Computers

One day, an airplane disaster in the skies of the United States, Europe or Asia could be caused by cyber criminals, says New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. Speaking at a press conference Sunday, the longtime senator warned hackers could attack the Federal Aviation … [Read more...]

Ikea to Unveil Embedded Charging Stations in Furniture

It can certainly be argued that Ikea is one of the most innovative furniture companies in the world today. From easy-to-assemble furniture to its all-in-one entertainment center, Ikea continues to provide interesting furniture concepts at an affordable price, and the latest design may … [Read more...]

U.S Stocks Rise on News of Bank of England Interest Rates

It has been six years since the Bank of England (BOE) decided to slash interest rates to combat the global economic meltdown. Since then, the BOE has consistently delayed any move to hike rates, even though present central bank governor Mark Carney has repeatedly hinted at such an … [Read more...]

Costco, Citi and Visa Partner to Create Credit Card Program

Another nail in the coffin of American Express? It could be so after Costco announced that it would be replacing the fledgling credit card company with an exclusive co-branded program with Visa and Citigroup beginning Apr. 1, 2016. The warehouse club retailer stated Monday it … [Read more...]

IRS Issues Refunds to 40 Million People Totalling $125 billion

With only one month into the tax filing season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has already issued tax refunds to more than 40 million people worth a total of about $125 billion, not bad for a tax-collecting agency that has experienced budget cuts and limited tax examiners. The … [Read more...]

Ben Lawsky Warns of ‘Armageddon’ Cyber Attack on Banks, [Bitcoin Sounding Better?]

With the advancement in technology, the prevalence of cyberspace within government and the immense connectivity within the national infrastructure, it has been warned for years that a catastrophic cyber attack could very well transpire and wreak havoc on the overall economy. One of … [Read more...]

60% of the World Has Never Surfed the Web

Despite the ubiquity of Internet-connected devices, more than half of the planet still has yet to access the World Wide Web, says a new study published Monday by Facebook-led Internet.org. The "State of Connectivity: A Report on Global Internet Access" report highlights the fact … [Read more...]

Reddit Enforcing New Rules Regarding Revenge Porn

Reddit announced Tuesday that it is updating its privacy policy as part of efforts to prohibit users from posting nude, sexual and graphic images and videos without the consent of the individual(s). The change will take into effect Mar. 10, but the company noted that it's just a first … [Read more...]

Google Inc. Says Adiós to Porn Unless it’s Artistic, Educational or Scientific

Don't lose your mind just yet, its only been banned from Google Inc.'s Blogger platform. The search engine juggernaut Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced that its Blogger website will not showcase any type of pornography. In an announcement issued to its bloggers who use the … [Read more...]

You’re Safe, Tax Audit Rate at All Time Low

For the next couple of months, millions of Americans will be sending the Internal Revenue Service their tax returns, and hope they can receive a refund. It's also the time of the year that many individuals fear being audited by bureaucrats and tax collectors. Well, those taxpayers can … [Read more...]

Soaring Cost of Living Forces Canadians to Cash Out Retirement Accounts

The cost of living for the average Canadians is soaring. With inadequate wages, higher taxes, a lack of prominent positions in the labor market and ubiquity of living paycheck to paycheck, more Canadians are cashing out their Register Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) prematurely in … [Read more...]

Obama Makes a Move to Protect Investors on Wall Street

Is there a conflict of interest by Wall Street brokers who peddle certain retirement investments onto clients? The Obama administration believes so, and it is now urging the Department of Labor to initiate a new regulation that would crack down on the conflicts of interest that … [Read more...]